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Formosa is a province in the Chaco region of Argentina on the border with Paraguay. It is located in the north-west of the country, surrounded by rivers and two bordering countries: Bolivia and Paraguay. Most of the province is rural with the two major cities on the border with Paraguay. You can get more information at or write to


Other destinations[edit]

“La Estrella”, a 300 km marsh, crosses the province and it is the home to a lot of animals and plants. You can sail or sail in it surrounded by alligators.

If you like canoeing, you can sail the Bermejo or Pilcomayo rivers and the White Lake.

There are also aboriginal communities, like Pilaga, wichi, guaraní and chiriguano, which can be visited by tourists. Women produce excellent crafts, tapestry, basketmaking, wood carving, pottery, etc.


Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

There are new roads across the province.


The province of Formosa is frequently called the “Green Empire” for its lush nature. There are 500 out of the 100 bird species in Argentina. So if you like birdwatching, you cannot find a better place.





There are suitable hotels.

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